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Tired of massages that don’t work? Medical massage is a treatment method that both looks at the whole body and that gives you a more specific and individualized treatment.
Massage is a great stress reliever. Whether you are experiencing stress at home or at work, getting a massage is a great way to unplug and relax for an extended period of time.
Yin’s Remedial Massage Therapy provides a more focused treatment that can help prevent muscular injuries, shorten healing processes and be part of the recovery after hard workouts and competitions. A treatment can consist of various stretches, mobilizations of muscles and joints as well as fascial release techniques.
Yin’s Remedial Massage Therapy, situated between Penguinos and Robert Harris in Montgomery Carpark, offers a gentle pain-relieving treatment; perfect for those who are bothered by stiffness and aches.
Yin, the founder and owner, have more than 15 years’ experience in the industry. She first trained in Hong Kong and before moving to New Zealand she was a manager of Happy Feet Steam Massage in Queensland Australia. During her time in Australia, she decided to upskill and has numerous Australian certificates for needling, quasa (gua sha) and cupping. She also achieved formal qualifications such as a Diploma in Remedial Massage and has extensive training in musculoskeletal anatomy. She offers various techniques to manipulate your muscles, tendons and ligaments, the benefits of which are key to enjoying optimal life-long health.
Remedial massage focuses on parts of the body that requires rehabilitation. Remedial massage first starts with a review of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and posture. Remedial massage uses a range of techniques to address issues such as aches, pains, sports injuries and headaches. Techniques may include deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, myofascial release, cupping, dry needling, sports massage, reflexology, pregnancy massage and more.
Yin and her team offer everything from whole body massage, Chinese massage, back and leg massage to more special therapies as cupping. Cupping uses a cup to pull an area of skin into a suction that decompresses muscles and connective tissue. This promotes blood flow to the compromised area, enhances circulation and helps to increase the body’s own healing processes — almost like a backward deep tissue massage.
Are you experiencing stress, muscle soreness, or pain? Do you feel like your body is a giant knot of tense muscles? Deep tissue massage therapy might be the solution to your problems.
Deep tissue massage isn’t just a Swedish massage with deeper strokes or harder pressure. Deep tissue massages use firm pressure and slow stroked to massage deep layers of muscle and fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles.
Deep tissue massages are used to break up scar tissue and break down muscle adhesions (the “knots” that we feel in our muscles are muscle adhesions, which are bands of rigid and painful muscle tissue). These knots can inhibit our circulation and cause pain and inflammation. It is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Another therapy is Guasa Massage. The literal meaning of gua sha is “to scrape sand,” which refers to the light, speckled bruising on the skin after a treatment.
The most common conditions and symptoms treated with gua sha include:
• back pain
• shoulder and neck tension
• carpal tunnel syndrome
• tennis elbow
• poor circulation
• scar tissue
Guasa disperses stagnant blood and energy, facilitating the free flow of qi throughout the body.” Gua sha is sometimes referred to as “spooning” or “coining.” This is because guasa was historically done using a ceramic Chinese soup spoon or a blunt, well-worn coin.
Yin also offer Dry Needling is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle). Dry Needling is a not the same as acupuncture, although there are similarities between the two techniques. The main difference between Dry Needling and acupuncture is the theory behind why the techniques work. Dry Needling is primarily focused on the reduction of pain and restoration of function through the release of myofascial trigger points in muscle. In comparison, acupuncture focuses on the treatment of medical conditions by restoring the flow of energy through key points in the body to restore balance.
Whether you are an athlete, suffering from arthritis, or are pregnant, there are benefits that massage therapy that can help you.
Learn more about the benefits of massage and other techniques to reduce pain and inflammation and book your first appointment and get on the road to wellness.
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